On May 7, North Carolina police arrested the woman believed responsible for a car crash that left her with minor injuries and another person in critical condition. At the time, she was charged with a number of traffic violations. Months later, on Dec. 4, the victim died of her injuries, so authorities have added another charge for the incident — manslaughter.
According to reports, occurred in northeast Charlotte. The accused — a 25-year-old female — reportedly drove off the right side of the road, overcorrected, lost control and, ultimately, hit the victim’s car. First responders quickly arrived on the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Directly after the collision, the accused was charged with driving on a revoked license, reckless driving, open container possession, operating an unregistered vehicle and failure to carry insurance. It is unclear if she has already been convicted on these charges or if her case is still pending. As of the latest report, the accused has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and is in police custody. This case is still under investigation.
The consequences of a conviction on any of the charges listed above, but most specifically the charge, can be significant. The accused is looking at years behind bars, fines and several other penalties that will undoubtedly affect her life for years to come. Thankfully, she has the right to defend herself, and that is something she does not have to do alone. With an experienced criminal defense attorney at her side, she can fight for the best outcome possible.